Interest

  • Art, design and photography.
  • Creative writing and interactive narratives.
  • New/social media tools in education.

Summary

Web designer for over five years now and have completed numerous freelance projects. Also currently subcontract out to other design and development companies, giving me design experience with everything from business to personal sites. Experience in web design, journalistic and creative writing, and print design. Interested in creating usable, unique environments for users and readers.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2006 - Present

Freelance Web Designer

Various

Freelance/subcontracting web design and design-oriented coding (XHTML and CSS). Advising and working with clients to meet their design needs, while also keeping in line with good search engine optimization practices. Adhering to W3C standards and creating highly usable and accessible websites.

Sep 2005 - Jan 2006

Lifestyles Editor, Writer

The Tullahoma News and Guardian
Editing, writing and preparing information for newspaper publication. Gathering information through email, telephone conversations, and personal interviews to provide accurate reports. Worked with QuarkXPress to build the Lifestyles section of the newspaper, meeting publication deadlines three times a week.
Apr 2005 - Sep 2005

Typesetter and Web Caretaker

The Tullahoma News and Guardian

Typing and editing documents sent to the newspaper. Working in Advanced Publishing Technology's editorial management system to organize information and send it to the appropriate people as needed. Used backend, administrative interface to upload news articles to a website.

Skills

Skills

Professional Writing

Skilled and creative communicator, able to write in a number of professional settings. Previous journalism experience.

Windows XP

Able to provide support for issues that might arrise from software and/or browser issues when viewing websites.

Adobe InDesign

Designed and published book of personal artwork and writings. Past history of working with QuarkXPress in newspaper industry.

Adobe Photoshop

Experienced in creating complex website designs in Photoshop. Created numerous, large-resolution art posters for print.

XHTML/HTML & CSS

Complies to W3C standards. Personal interest in site usability and accessibility. Advanced knowledge in Search Engine Optimization practices. Presently develop for Firefox, IE7 and 8, Opera, Safari and Google Chrome.

Education

Education
Jun 2006 - Jun 2009

Bachelor of Multimedia (Media Studies)

Swinburne University of Technology
  • One of three students chosen in my degree to work on special cultural website project, Skins 'n' Sharps.
  • Awarded highest grade (87-100 group / High Distinction) in third-year multimedia project class.